29 Feb '12, 1pm

Green Blog: Counting the Family Carbon: How does living in rural Maine stack up against living in a northern New...

Craig Leisher Converting carbon dioxide to heat in a wood stove in Maine. Which has the lower carbon footprint — our life in the New Jersey suburbs or our life in a cabin in the woods of Maine? We recently hit the halfway mark for our year in the woods , so I now have enough data to answer the question. As a social scientist at the Nature Conservancy, I collect data compulsively. It’s not my only compulsion, but it’s on par with drinking fine beers. (Sadly, the two do not mix well — unless I’m counting beers.) Since we moved from Australia to New Jersey nearly six years ago, I’ve carefully collected data on how many miles we drive each year, how much household electricity and natural gas we use each month and how far we travel by air. In Maine, I collect data on miles driven, firewood consumption, diesel fuel used for our backup generator, propane for the stove, water heat...

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